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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Program Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, and Haleh Esfandiari,  Distinguished Fellow; Director Emerita, Middle East Program. They discuss a special series of new blog posts celebrating Women’s History Month in EnheduannaEnheduanna seeks to “inspire diverse women contributors from the Middle East to voice their thoughts and express their ideas about the state of women in their countries and their often ignored yet important work to advance women’s issues across the region.”


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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Middle East Women's Initiative

The Middle East Women's Initiative (MEWI) promotes the empowerment of women in the region through an open and inclusive dialogue with women leaders from the Middle East and continuous research.  Read more